Ways to work with Chris

Manage the unique challenges of a family business

There are a number of reasons why only 30% of family businesses survive into the second generation. Jump clients are beating the odds because they learn to manage the unique challenges of business families: family dynamics, succession planning, family governance, and communication.

“A family in harmony will prosper in everything.” Chinese Proverb

Successful business families need to balance the financial well-being of the business with the emotional well-being of the family. When I work with family business leaders, I help them leverage the strengths family members bring to the business and firmly establish a framework for the business and the family’s success.

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Keynote: Managing Energy vs. Time for High Performance

Ambitious goals, a challenging economy, increasing competitive pressure, and rising demands lead to diminished performance over time.  People are finding themselves in a vicious cycle, simply trying to stay on top of daily demands and pressures, instead of having the ability to surge ahead and break new ground.

Managing energy, not time, is the key to high performance and sustainability today. Continue reading…

Do you want to go for coffee?

If you are a regular reader, you may have noticed that I’m direct. It is a management strength that I nurture, and I coach others to do the same.

I know that some of you read this blog and quietly wonder what coaching would be like. So I have to tell you, it is really easy to find out if I can help you or someone in your organization.

Invite me out for coffee. That’s it. Call me, say you’d like to buy me a coffee, and I’ll give you about an hour to kick my tires. Continue reading…

Workshop: Overcome the Five Dysfunctions of a Team

A lot of people have read Patrick Lencioni’s classic, The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team.

You know the model. But the power to change requires people taking action.

5 dysfunctions of a teamIn this program, Chris teaches the foundational 5 Dysfunctions of a Team model. He then applies it to the real dynamics of the of the people in the room. You aren’t learning theory here. You jump some very real hurdles and everyone stretches themselves to take the team to the next level.

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